The retail window of Orvis on North Laurens Street. Orvis sells gear and clothing for the great outdoors and has some fly fishing classes and supplies.
This round stone is seen by the RiverPlace walkway under the Main Street bridge. More than just a stone, it is thought to be one of the grain grinding wheels from the original Vardry McBee grist mill back in the early 1800’s. Several years ago, it was retrieved from the bottom of the Reedy River and moved under the bridge.
Enjoying the weather on Liberty Bridge.
The weather changed from a weekend of snow to several days in the upper 70’s the following weekend. So off come the jackets and out come the shorts and short sleeves.
Bicycle parking in front of the Upstate Craft Beer Co.
The Upstate Craft Beer Co is open inside the historic Claussen Bakery building on Augusta Street. It is unique in that it offers a U-Brew service: they offer a selection of about 30 recipes to serve as a starting point. Customers can adjust the recipe to optimize to their liking and brew a batch of beer there.
They also have a bar with a restaurant menu for lunch and dinner, and have a retail section with supplies for home brewers.
The project in Greenville: “We give 100 disposable cameras to people and ask them to photograph their life and story.” The result is on exhibit at the Artist Guild Gallery of Greenville. Twenty photo selections are enlarged and framed along with a short story and a box to accept donations of spare change for those which touch the heart. There is also a long wall displaying many more of the photos as normal size prints.
Willy Taco is now open in the former Feed & Seed building on the corner of Laurens Road and Washington Street. They have done a fantastic job in integrating the new restaurant with the original backbone of the building. And they serve up some great tacos!
This fountain in front of the Westin Poinsett hotel creates my favorite winter sculpture. The shape can vary each year, depending on temperature, wind, and water flow. The ice builds only at the lower temperatures for this area.
This fountain is a favorite for selfies or hotel guests to pose in front of the ice sculpture.
Recently added to the pedestrian zone of North Laurens Street: more retail, overhead lights and restrooms.